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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Indianapolis Urban League.

Porter, Summers, Dickinson, Mays, Crawford

    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


Second Regular Session of the 114th General Assembly (2006)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the Indianapolis Urban League.

    Whereas, The Indianapolis Urban League was founded by the late Thomas W. Binford and the late Henry J. Richardson, Jr. in 1965 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan, interracial community-based social service/civil rights organization funded by the United Way of Central Indiana, individuals, organizations, businesses, and government bodies;

    Whereas, The Indianapolis Urban League is one of 105 leagues across the nation affiliated with the National Urban League;

    Whereas, The mission of the Indianapolis Urban League is to assist African-Americans and other minorities and disadvantaged persons to achieve social and economic equality;

    Whereas, The Indianapolis Urban League implements its mission through direct program services, technical assistance, and fact-finding and information dissemination;

    Whereas, The Indianapolis Urban League established the Business Development Center in the 1970s as one of the first minority business development programs of its kind in the city and state;

    Whereas, The Business Development Center has helped

thousands of minority business venture clients with business plans and procedures to acquire venture capital for businesses; and

    Whereas, The Indianapolis Urban League will continue to "build bridges" among the races and work to achieve racial tolerance and racial equity: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to recognize the many contributions that the Indianapolis Urban League has made to the Indianapolis community.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Joseph Slash, CEO, and Karen Wright, Chairman of the Board of the Indianapolis Urban League.